It’s that time of year, once again, for Gi60! (Gone in 60 Seconds – the One Minute International Theatre Festival). Gi60 is an evening of 50 short plays in (approx) 50 minutes. I’ve gone international again, this year, with six pieces performed across three different shows – inc pieces in the Brooklyn and UK Leeds shows, and four in the Gi60 NextGen show (also in Brooklyn). Above is one of my pieces from last year’s NextGen show – Bupkis.
Tickets are still available for all of the shows this weekend. You can find links here. And if you can’t make it out to Brooklyn, the evening shows will also be live streamed.
I will be haunting both of the Saturday shows in Brooklyn, and will likely have a few copies of both Plrknib and Miserable Adventure Stories with me for signing.
Here’s all the information on the shows and tickets.
Hope to see you there!
Hey look! The good folks at Gi60 have just published One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre.
One Minute Plays demystifies the super-short-form play, demonstrating that this rich, accessible format offers great energy and variety not only to audiences but to everyone involved in its creation and performance. The one minute play offers a unique challenge to actors, directors and writers: how do you create a whole world, where actors have room to perform and where audiences have a true experience all in 60 seconds? This handbook includes:
- An anthology of 200 one-minute plays selected from the annual Gone in 60 Seconds festival.
- A toolbox of exercises, methodologies and techniques for educators, practitioners and workshop leaders at all levels.
- Tips and advice on the demands of storytelling, inclusivity and creative challenges.
- Detailed practical information about creating your own minute festival, including play selection, running order, staging and marketing.
I’m also thrilled that a few of my own Gi60 pieces have been included: Ace and Me, King Kwik, Nothing, and Sleep Tight.
You can order a copy of this highly recommended book here.
You can also pick up a copy at the author’s party on Monday, May 1st at the Drama Bookshop in NYC. Should be a great time, and they’ll be doing staged readings of several pieces, including Sleep Tight.
As we enter the play season for Gone in 60 Seconds (Gi60), here’s a piece from last year’s show – Two Apple Pies.